As you enter into Frederick County heading north on I-270 from Montgomery County, the first town you will find is Urbana, MD. The area has grown rapidly in popularity with home buyers looking for more affordable housing opportunities outside Montgomery County. Its ideal location just off I-270 is just seven miles from Frederick and less than 40 miles from Washington, DC. In 2015, Money.com named Urbana No. 35 on its list of Best Places to Live. Newer large master planned communities such as Stone Barn Village, Urbana Villas and Villages of Urbana offers residents a variety of home styles from condos, to townhomes to single family homes. As housing growth continues, so does the growth of amenities in the area. Residents enjoy shops and restaurants in the area including Giant Food, CVS, Starbucks, Chipotle, Greene Turtle, Surf House Island Cantina and McDonalds.